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Christmas-Themed Patents

8 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Some are pretty absurd and deserve lumps of coal, while others are unsurprisingly full of Christmas kitsch.

Net Neutrality Is Going To Be Saved By Trolling Commenters

8 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

It's ironic, but fake comments might end up saving the internet.

LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estates

26 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Wise Law Blog

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday December 14, 2017.Today we are talking about Wills and Estates. For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates and Estates Litigation, visit our website at - Garry J. Wise, Toronto Visit our Toronto Law Office website: Visit our website:

As the U.S. Retreats, Canada Doubles Down on Net Neutrality: “An Open Internet is Critical to Our Democracy”

31 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Michael Geist

As the U.S. Federal Communications Commission prepares to rollback net neutrality protections, the Canadian government has used the controversy to double down on its support for net neutrality safeguards, linking it to democracy, equality, and freedom of expression. Show More Summary

Amgen on Remand: BPCIA Preempts State Unfair Competition and Conversion Law

by Dennis Crouch Amgen v. Sandoz (Fed. Cir. 2017) [AmgenSandoz Fed Cir Decision Dec 2017] The BPCIA (Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009) is designed to promote innovation in biologic drug treatments while also facilitating a strong follow-on biosimilar (generic) market.  At a very high level, BPCIA runs parallel to the provisions of the Hatch-Waxman […]

Why Must The FCC Insult Everyone's Intelligence By Misrepresenting Broadband Investment?

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last month, I wrote a post detailing Ajit Pai's big lie, concerning his totally false claim that the order the FCC voted on today simply brings the internet back to where it was in 2015. As we explained that's not even remotely close to accurate. Show More Summary

If You Are Going To Worry About Bitcoin's Energy Consumption, Worry About Server Farms Too -- For More Than One Reason

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Bitcoin has been much in the public eye recently. Most of the attention has been focused on the extraordinary rise in its price as measured against traditional currencies. But another aspect that has been exercising people is its energy...Show More Summary

Leaked E-mail Shows Even The FCC's Own CTO Thinks Gutting Net Neutrality Harms The Public

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

So by now we've pointed out how 200 engineers, internet legends, nearly 1000 startups, countless internet companies, 30 small ISPs, and millions of American consumers have told the FCC its plan to repeal net neutrality is extreme and will harm competition, innovation, and the health of the internet. Show More Summary

Deputies Involved In 62,000 Criminal Cases Shown To Be Liars, Frauds, Domestic Abusers, And Sexual Predators

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

If you had evidence an opposing witness in a criminal trial was untrustworthy, you'd want to use it, right? Too bad says the local law enforcement union. And too bad says a California court. The issue at hand is the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's "Brady" list. Show More Summary

Garden on Judge Kozinski's Record of Harassment

Charlotte Garden (Seattle) has just posted on Take Care Blog that there were plenty of red flags at Judge Kozinski's confirmation hearings -- and that the Senate ignored them. She provides extensive excerpts from the Senate record, then concludes: It...

RSVP Now! SCOTUS Clerks and Diversity: A Conversation With Tony Mauro and Neal Katyal

Join National Law Journal Supreme Court correspondent Tony Mauro and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal for a conference call at 3 ET on Thursday, Dec. 14, to discuss new demographic research on Supreme Court law clerks.   ...

2017 Legaltech Highlights And Hints Of What’s To Come

2018 holds lots of promise for legal technology developments. What will the new year bring?

Morning Docket: 12.14.17

Federal judicial nominee has no idea what a motion in limine is. EVERYTHING'S FINE!!!! [National Law Journal] "If law firm merger talks are the equivalent of dating, then firm leaders are playing the field." Yeah... you're gonna get an STD dude. Show More Summary

And Now Some Other People Who Won’t Be Senators From Alabama — See Also

BRETT TALLEY BECOMES THE SECOND BIGGEST LOSER IN ALABAMA: Ghost-hunting would-be judge had his name withdrawn. Joe Patrice has been on a personal crusade against this guy. Give him a round of applause. MOODY'S DINGS A LAW SCHOOL: Something called California Western School of Law had the downgrading of its bonds affirmed. Show More Summary

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